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Will Partlett

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I am a lawyer with a master's and doctorate in Russian studies from Oxford University. My published research explores early Soviet educational history, comparative revolution, and constitutional theory. See I also blog on contemporary Russian politics and culture at

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23 September 2011

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Russia: Racial Propaganda in the State-Owned Media

RuNet Echo

Drawing on a rich tradition of "political technology" honed under both the Tsarist and Soviet police states, the Russian media are now rife with paid stories planted to advance specific...

1 June 2011

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Russia: Exposing the Private Side of Lawlessness

RuNet Echo

Will Partlett writes about young Russian activists who, with the help of a digital camera and a copy of the applicable law, have exposed the private side to the arbitrary...

13 May 2011

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Ukraine: The Untold Story of the Victory Day Clashes in Lvov

RuNet Echo

Russian television footage this week showed hooded young Ukrainians attacking World War II veterans, giving Nazi salutes, and chanting nationalist slogans. As they ripped St. George ribbons from people's shirts,...

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